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Board Agenda 
The agenda is available online the Friday prior to each meeting. Minutes are posted after they have been approved by the Board, which is done at the following board meeting.

Board Meetings
The community is invited to attend School Board meetings and provide input to the Board’s discussion. Meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month, subject to adjustments due to holidays or special circumstances (see Meeting Schedule). Meetings are held at the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District Support Services Center at 2560 Skyway Drive,Santa Maria, CA 93455.

Special meetings are held from time to time for official action on specific topics. No business shall be transacted except that for which the meeting is called.

Advance Written Request
Any individual or group desiring to place an item on the Board meeting agenda should file a written request with the Superintendent. The written request should include:

  • Name, address, and telephone number of person(s) submitting the request and name or organization/business represented (if applicable).
  • General description of the subject to be addressed and a brief statement of action to be requested of the Board.
  • Information regarding the presentation to the Board of Education at the Board meeting, including the name, address and telephone number of any person(s) wishing to speak.

Public Comments on Closed Session Items 
At this time any member of the public may address the Board concerning the Closed Session items. By board policy, testimony is limited to two minutes for each person. The Board President will, if appropriate, direct administration to respond in writing.

Open Session Public Comments
The public may address the Board on any matter concerning the District and not on the agenda. Note: The time limit to address the Board may not exceed two minutes unless the Board President determines that additional time will be allowed. The Board is not required to respond to the Public Comment. The public may also address the Board on each item on the Agenda as the Board takes up those items. Persons wishing to speak should complete a blue request form and hand it to the Superintendent’s Executive Assistant, prior to the start of the meeting. Comments or written requests should be addressed to the board as a whole, and not to individual members or District employees.

Items not on the Agenda
The law generally prohibits the Board from discussing items not on the agenda. Under limited circumstances, the Board may discuss and act on items not on the agenda if they involve an emergency affecting the safety of persons or property, or a work stoppage, or if the need to act came to the attention of the District too late to include on the posted agenda.

 Board Policies

 

 



NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY: SMJUHSD programs, activities, practices and employment prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital, family or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, immediately contact the District’s Discrimination, Equity and Title IX Compliance Officer Mr. Kevin R. Platt at 2560 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93455, (805) 922-4573 or kplatt@smjuhsd.org. You may request a copy of SMJUHSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures, Non-Discrimination Policies, Sexual Harassment Policies or click here.